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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4216.6.5

Description of the mature larva of Austrolimnius nyctelioides (Germain, 1892) and A. elatus Hinton, 1941 (Coleoptera: Elmidae)

NICOLÁS MARTÍNEZ ROMÁN, MIGUEL ARCHANGELSKY

Abstract


Mature larvae of two species of the riffle beetle genus Austrolimnius Carter & Zeck, 1929 are described and illustrated for the first time: Austrolimnius nyctelioides (Germain, 1892) and A. elatus Hinton, 1941. A larval diagnosis for the genus is presented and both larvae are compared with each other and with the previously described larva of A. mucubajiensis Gómez & Bello, 2006. Comments on the species’ habitats are included.

 


Keywords


Coleoptera, Elminae, riffle beetles, immature stages, taxonomy, Neotropical region, Patagonia

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